oval

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See also: Oval and ovál

English[edit]

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From Late Latin ovalis, from ovum; cognate with French and Italian ovale, Dutch ovaal. From 1570.

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oval (plural ovals)

  1. An elongated round shape resembling an egg or ellipse.
  2. A thing having such a shape, such as an arena.
  3. (mathematics) In a projective plane, a set of points such that no three are collinear and there is a unique tangent line at each point.
  4. (Australia) A sports field, typically but not exclusively oval in shape.

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oval (comparative more oval, superlative most oval)

  1. Having the shape of an oval.
  2. Of or pertaining to an ovum.
    oval conceptions

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Any of the English adjectives derived from Latin ovum (including oval, ovate, ovoid) are typically considered synonymous when referring to egg-like shapes where one end is wider than the other but, out of all of them, oval is the most likely to be used in reference to a symmetrical ellipse.

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

oval (epicene, plural ovales)

  1. oval (oval-shaped)

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ou +‎ -al

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Adjective[edit]

oval (masculine and feminine plural ovals)

  1. oval
    Synonym: ovalat

Noun[edit]

oval m (plural ovals)

  1. oval

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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oval (comparative ovaler, superlative am ovalsten)

  1. oval

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ovalis, from ovum (egg)

Adjective[edit]

oval (neuter singular ovalt, definite singular and plural ovale)

  1. oval

Noun[edit]

oval m (definite singular ovalen, indefinite plural ovaler, definite plural ovalene)

  1. an oval

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ovalis, from ovum (egg)

Adjective[edit]

oval (neuter singular ovalt, definite singular and plural ovale)

  1. oval

Noun[edit]

oval m (definite singular ovalen, indefinite plural ovalar, definite plural ovalane)

  1. an oval

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Portuguese[edit]

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oval m or f (plural ovais, comparable)

  1. oval (shaped like an egg)
    Synonyms: ovalado, ovoide

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ovale

Adjective[edit]

oval m or n (feminine singular ovală, masculine plural ovali, feminine and neuter plural ovale)

  1. oval

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /oˈbal/, [oˈβ̞al]

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oval (plural ovales)

  1. oval (shaped like an oval)
    Synonym: ovalado

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